Amy Schumer has become one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director. Her smash hit television series, Inside Amy Schumer, has won a Peabody Award, a Critics' Choice Television Award, and two Primetime Emmy awards.
She wrote and starred in her first feature-length film,
Trainwreck, which dominated the 2015 summer comedy international
box office. It was nominated for two Golden Globes and won both the
Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy and a Hollywood
Film Award for Comedy of the Year. As a stand-up comedian, she
continues to perform to sold-out audiences around the world. Her
2016 tour was voted Pollstar's Comedy Tour of the Year.
Schumer was raised in New York City and Long Island and loves her brother and sister the very most.
`This is the most I`ve ever laughed out loud at a book.' - J.K. Rowling
`Amy Schumer's deadpan honesty shines through in these hilarious, moving vignettes about life, love and her early years.' - The Observer
`Schumer doesn't hold back - and though she insists "this book has NO SELF-HELP OR ADVICE FOR YOU", it has something even better: hard won wisdom' - Radio Times
`This book is what a selection of personal essays and letters should be, witty, sometimes casual, sometimes achingly sad but always entertaining.' - Funny Women
`Women (actually, men too) of the world, you need to read this book.' - InStyle
`She's a concert pianist of comedy: keeping a steady rhythm of jokes with her left hand, adding deeply political, immensely feminist flourishes with her right.' - The Pool
`This book is soulful, hilarious and deeply necessary.' - Lena Dunham
`Schumer has written a probing, confessional, unguarded, and, yes, majorly humanizing non-memoir, a book that trades less on sarcasm, and more on emotional resonance.' - Vogue
`A hilarious and deeply emotional book' - Cosmopolitan
`Schumer is a talented storyteller. She's known for standing in a spotlight and sharing every corner of her soul with thousands of strangers. So it's no surprise that her book is packed with hilarious, honest and often vulnerably raw details of her life... Readers will laugh and cry, and may put the book down from moments of honesty that result in uncomfortable realistic details from her life.' - Washington Post
`Schumer weaves a brave, vulnerable tale without falling into the usual celebrity traps of neediness and defense... It's spit-out-your-Starbucks-in-public funny. - Chicago Tribune
`Empowered, honest, and just as raunchy as you'd expect from the no-holds-barred comedian.' - Esquire
`Amy Schumer is funny, but she's also brave.' - Huffington Post
`Fairly explicit and frankly hilarious' - Mashable